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Teaching in pace with the times
TU-scientists support vocational schools on their path into the future
Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the working world, and also presents vocational colleges with new challenges. Educators in the didactics of technology at the TU Darmstadt are supporting them on their path into the future.
Hope in the battle against common diseases
Biochemists of TU Darmstadt develop substances fighting obesity
A team led by biochemistry professor Felix Hausch of the TU Darmstadt is working on substances that are to help fighting three widespread diseases: depression, chronic pain and obesity.
Foams, gels, thin films
Developing intelligent surfaces from soft matter
Regine von Klitzing's research objects are neither clearly liquid nor clearly solid, but a mixture of the two. The physics professor and her team want to develop functional coatings and "switchable" foams from this "soft material".
Deep knowledge of water quality
MAR-DSW analyses decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltration
Desalinated seawater can easily be stored underground. However, toxic by-products occur during infiltration. And these are something Professor Christoph Schüth and his team are taking a closer look at. Their aim: to have the best-quality drinking water for arid areas.
Future Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Collaborative study programme by TU Darmstadt and University Frankfurt
TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main have been working intensively to develop a joint collaborative study programme for a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. And everything is now ready: The first Biomedical Engineering students will be welcomed to the Rhine-Main Universities in the winter semester 2018/19.
Solution to the Hyperfine Puzzle in Reach
Measurements on Bismuth Nuclei bridge reported Gap
Last year, physicists at TU Darmstadt cast doubt on our current understanding of the interplay between electrons and atomic nuclei, and are now upping the ante by proposing a solution to this so-called “hyperfine puzzle”. New measurements of the magnetic properties of bismuth atomic nuclei are now published in an article in the prestigious “Physical Review Letters” journal.
Decoding the signals of the heart
TU-Scientists are working on algorithms to detect atrial fibrillation
There are currently an estimated 1.8 million people in Germany who have atrial fibrillation but do not know it. Now a Dutch company has developed an app with which a smartphone can be used to detect this dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are helping to ensure the recorded data is interpreted correctly and efficiently.
Strategy in the blink of an eye
Centre for Cognitive Science publishes study of coordination of blinking
If a brief event in our surroundings is about to happen it is probably better not to blink during that moment. A team of researchers at the Centre for Cognitive Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt published a study in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences”, which found that humans unconsciously trade off the loss of information during a blink with the physiological urge to blink.
Discovering neutron halos and neutron skins
European Research Council awards nuclear physicist of TU Darmstadt
The European Research Council awards an ERC Consolidator Grant to Alexandre Obertelli, researcher at the Department of Physics, and supports him for a period of five years with a total of 2.55 Million Euros. This will extend to antimatter the activities of TU Darmstadt in the domain of experimental Nuclear Physics.
Professor Stefan Roth teaches intelligent algorithms to detect objects
Digital images and videos contain much more information than computers currently extract from them. With the help of intelligent algorithms, a research team led by Professor Stefan Roth aims to obtain the maximal amount of knowledge from images.
Well organised to defeat hacker networks
Honeypots luring attackers
Cyber criminals expertly plan their activities while their victims act rather clueless in isolation. A research team headed by Professor Max Mühlhäuser wants to change this – by bundling the victims‘ defences.
New enzymes for Green Chemistry
EU research project CarbaZymes
Wolf-Dieter Fessner relies on Nature’s toolbox. The chemistry professor and his team develop biocatalysts for the chemical industry.
Package including tenure track
TU Darmstadt announces twelve new assistant professorships
TU Darmstadt is establishing twelve new assistant professorships (W2 with tenure track) and has now advertised all the positions concurrently. The university has thus started to implement the strategy which recently brought it success in the Tenure Track Programme to promote young academics run jointly by the Federation and the Länder.
Two million Euros of support for synthetic biology at TU Darmstadt
The European Research Council awards an ERC Consolidator Grant to Heinz Koeppl, professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and supports him for a period of five years with a total of two Million Euros. This will further strengthen the activities of TU Darmstadt in the domain of synthetic biology.
Using doughnuts to find a way through the jungle of numbers
Scientists are studying “uniformized structures in arithmetic and geometry”
Mathematicians in Darmstadt and Frankfort are joining forces to overcome tricky mathematical problems. The LOEWE research funding programme from the German State Of Hesse is providing funding of 3.5 million Euro for a period of four years.